Fall is about to be in full swing; the leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and your outdoor furniture is about to be put away. While fall is such a beautiful time of the year, the potential harsh weather and lack of sunshine can negatively affect your deck, patio, and other outdoor spaces on your property. However, with proper preparation, diligence, and a great checklist, you can ensure that your deck, patio, and outdoor space will look as good as new come spring and summer!
Deck Preparation Checklist:
Move Pots, Plants, And Decor Inside
During the colder months, the sun decreases, and the air chills out, meaning your plants are beginning to die. However, there are year-round potted plants that will need to be moved into an indoor location to ensure proper care. This action will allow your plants to flourish year-round, creating a beautiful space inside and out. It is also best practice to move any summer seasonal decor, cushions, and anything else that may be damaged to a secure location inside your home and instead replace them with fall decor if you so choose.
Clean The Deck’s Surface
To prevent buildup and potential for staining, you will want to clear away any leaves, sticks, or debris that is on your deck. For best practice, remove them as soon as the leaves fall, as rain and other weather will weigh the debris down. Once the debris and leaves are cleared from the deck, please give it a good scrub down one last time to remove any grime or buildup that has occurred over the summer.
Upgrade The Deck
Fall is an impeccable time to upgrade and improve your deck space. If you notice wear and tear on your deck as you go through your fall checklist, it may mean it is time to repair or replace your deck space. If you notice significant damage to your deck, including termites, missing boards, large holes, and more, contact a professional decking team. If you are located in New England, there is no better team than the decking team at Exteriors. Novus Exteriors is a team of licensed, registered professionals with years of experience. When building a deck, Novus works with various materials, including Wolf Decking and Azek Decking; give us a call today to learn more about how we can prep your patio for fall!
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Are you looking to install a patio, or are you looking to take on a home improvement project in another area of your home this fall? Our Novus Exteriors expert team is passionate about helping our clients achieve their dream interior and exterior home designs. We have assisted with various interior and exterior contracting projects and cannot wait to assist you! Give us a call or send us a message to learn more about kitchen remodeling and installation services. We look forward to hearing from you and creating your dream property soon!